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Hot Pink Pumps at the Palace

I grabbed these hot pink suede pumps off the clearance rack at Old Navy about a month ago and have been dying to wear them. Not only did I get a great deal, but also the heel height isn’t too high so they are easy to wear anywhere and they have a girly element to them that I just couldn’t resist.

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This weekend I paired these hot pink suede pumps with my favorite Forever 21 skirt and moto jacket. There is nothing that makes me feel more like a princess than this airy organza midi skirt and pink heel combo! I had so much fun twirling around while we were shooting… unfortunately none of those action shots turned out, but I think the tourists at the Palace of Fine Arts got a good laugh!

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I accessorized this feminine look with this edgy Perry Street necklace I got from Rocksbox. This bib necklace makes a statement and I think it looks great layered on top of this Hi-Neck Tank from Old Navy. This tank is a must-have for any girl with a collection of statement necklaces. It’s only $12 and is super soft, I’m headed back to Old Navy for additional colors!

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shop pink pumps at the palace:

Forever 21 Moto Jacket- similar here ($40) and here ($38) / Old Navy Drapey Hi-Neck Tank ($12) / Forever 21 Embroidered Organza Skirt ($25) /Perry Street Amelie Crystal Necklace ($72) via Rocksbox / Pink Pumps- similar H&M ($60) and Chinese Laundry ($48) / Cleopatra Brooke Clutch- similar Shopbop ($100) and Rebecca Minkoff ($95) / kate spade Ursula Sunnies ($165)

Flowers & Fringe

The weather in San Francisco was unbeatable this weekend so my husband and I took advantage of the sunshine and went on a stroll through Golden Gate Park. For those of you who don’t know, Golden Gate Park is even bigger than Central Park so we spent hours there and barely made a dent on the map.

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We spent a lot of our time in the The Conservatory of Flowers (pictured below) and the Botanical Gardens. As you can see, the place was covered with bright, blooming flowers… I felt right at home in my floral maxi! The park trails took us from hiking up wooden steps, strolling around the lake, to inside a museum. It’s tough to find an outfit that can fit the bill for all that so I stuck to this casual light layered look. It has a boho feel that keeps it casual and pairing it with sandals keeps it comfy. Shop the look at the bottom of the post!

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 Forever 21 Fringe Sweater ($23) / Forever 21 Floral Maxi ($33) / Sandals- similar Dolce Vita ($35) and Charlotte Russe ($15) / Leopard Crossbody (sold out)- similar Diane von Furstenburg ($198) and kate spade ($77) / gorjana roya collar necklace ($93)

Fresh and Affordable Activewear

Walking around the city I notice more and more people are wearing activewear as everyday wear. And why shouldn’t they? It’s not only cute, it’s comfortable and so practical for running around town.

With the active trend growing, more and more retailers (like Forever 21, H&M and Old Navy) are jumping on the active bandwagon and offering some really cute and affordable options!

The activewear selection is bigger (and cuter!) than ever before. Lately I’ve been loving the abstract printed pieces, like the leggings and sports bra below. Active is one area where the print can never be too loud and the color can never be too bright! Even your yoga mat can have an inspirational message! Check out my favorites below and get shopping!! :)

Fresh and Affordable Activewear

H&M Yoga Top ($18) / H&M Waist Pack ($13) / H&M Patterned Sports Bra ($10) / H&M Combo Lock ($6) / H&M Two-Tone Yoga Jacket ($40) / Old Navy Zip Pullover ($25) / New Balance Leopard High Rollers ($70) / Forever 21 Yoga Mat ($10) / S’well Water Bottle ($35) / Forever 21 Woven Back Tank ($10) / Forever 21 Printed Leggings ($20) / Old Navy Printed Compression Leggings ($30) / Under Armour ColdGear Leggings ($36)

Peek-a-boo! | Sheer Panels

Ready to start showing some skin, but still working on that tan? That’s not going to be an issue this spring. Instead of baring it all, try out the sheer panel trend!

I collected a fabulous collection of sheer paneled tops, skirts and dresses below. The sheer panel trend gives these otherwise ordinary pieces a playful edge without becoming trashy. Some pieces, like the white paneled blouse and the ponte midi skirt, are a little more conservative and others, like the pencil skirt and the stripe crop top, are more flirty… but my absolute favorite is the blue piperlime midi skirt! You can dress it up with a blazer or dress it down with a tee. It makes a statement, but is still super versatile! Shop the trend below and share your absolute favorite in the comments!

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ASOS Sheer Panel Pencil Skirt (Reduced to $19) / Forever 21 Lace Paneled Tulle Skirt ($25) / Forever 21 Mesh Panel Top ($17) / Forever 21 Matelasse Panel Blouse ($23) / ASOS Sheer Stripe Crop Top ($30) / ASOS Mint Sheer Skater Skirt ($18) / ASOS Ponte Paneled Midi Skirt ($45) / Nordstrom Rack Sheer Overlay Skirt ($35) / Windsor Window Panel Midi Skirt ($37) / Piperlime Sheer Midi Skirt ($89) / Dailylook Striped Sheer Maxi ($75) / Nastygal Lace Midi Skirt (Reduced to $39) / Forever 21 Mesh Paneled Dress ($30)

New Year’s Eve Party Dresses Under $100 | 2015

Now that I have all my Christmas shopping wrapped up, It’s time for me to focus on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve is a magical holiday where we spend the night sipping champagne and contemplating new year’s resolutions. Every year it’s a great opportunity to hit the reset button and start the next year off fresh with some new goals.

Even if you haven’t decided what your new year’s resolutions are yet, you need to pick a dress. There are so many fun trends floating around this season that it’s hard to pick just one, but I’ve pulled together some of my favorite party dresses for 2015. A few of my favorites include the sequin ombre dressthe glitter jumpsuit and feather hem dress. Check out my picks below and share your favorites with me in the comments.

New Year's Eve Party Dresses 2015

Nasty Gal Fringe Dress ($68) / Sequin Hearts Embellished Sweetheart Dress ($66) / Topshop Feather Hem Dress ($75) / Nasty Gal Sequin Ombre Dress ($88) / ASOS TFNC Embellished Neck Dress ($91) / H&M Blue Ruffle Dress ($60) / Nasty Gal Red Fit and Flare Dress ($88) / Topshop Tuxedo Dress ($82) / Hommage Lace Sleeve Romper ($52) / Topshop Pleated Foil Romper ($38) / H&M Glitter Jumpsuit ($50) / Glamorous Sequin Mini Dress ($98) / Nasty Gal Sequin Dress ($78) / Forever 21 Red Sequin Dress ($30) / Topshop Lace Hem Cut Out Dress ($75) / Forever 21 Sequin and Fringe Dress ($30) / Nasty Gal Icy Sequin Dress ($98)

Gift Guide for the Girl on the Go

Happy Humpday! Today is all about that girl on the go in your life. You all know one! Maybe it’s your workaholic mom, jet-setting bestie or your overachiever sister. These girls are running from one meeting to another, dressing day-to-night and always look amazing at a moments notice. How do they do it? By having all the right tools at their disposal.

Below is a list of what every girl on the go needs and some of these items are so fun! I love the gem speaker for a girl who is ready to dance at a moments notice, the Minimergency Kit for the accident prone and the Naked on the Run full makeup palette that can get any girl ready in a flash! And don’t forget to stash all these amazing finds in this Reversible Tote from Nordstrom!

Which travel necessity is your favorite? Gifts for a traveler

Etsy Passport Case ($29) / Forever 21 Gold Stripe Cosmetic Case ($10) / Rifle Paper Co Bon Voyage Journal ($15) / ban.do Gem Speaker ($40) / Bella J Manicure Set ($12) / kate spade jubilee ultra thin portable charger ($50) / J.Crew Lightening Cable ($26) / Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit ($18) / Happy Plugs Earbuds ($30) / kate spade initial card holder ($30) / kate spade bow eyemask ($38) / Echo Tech Gloves ($28) / Urban Decay ‘Naked on the Run’ Palette ($54) / BaubleBar Gold Jewelry Set ($58) / Street Level Reversible Tote and Wristlet ($48)

Holiday Jackets | 2014

It’s that time of year, holiday events and parties seem to be sprinkling everyone’s calendars these days. Holiday dressing can be a ton of fun, but it can also be a little tricky. So many holiday trends come in the form of tiny dresses and tank tops so it’s important to find the perfect layer to keep you warm on those wintery nights!

To help a sister out this year, I pulled together some of my favorite holiday jackets, all under $100! Some are dressy, some are comfy, but they are all adorable! As you can see, most include faux fur and sequins- just a couple of my favorite things! Share your favorite in the comments below and stay warm <3!

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Holiday Jackets | 2014

Forever 21 Fur Collar Coat ($60) / Forever 21 Open Front Sequin Blazer ($33) / H&M Sequin Jacket ($60) / Forever 21 Plaid Overcoat ($55) / Mural Metallic Boyfriend Blazer ($74) / Forever 21 Shaggy Layered Jacket ($38) / Pure Sugar Sequin Gold Jacket ($88) / Tildon Sequin Blazer ($88) / Forever 21 Faux Fur Jacket ($31)

Fall Flats | Oxford Chic

I am fully embracing the flat trend this fall. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my heels, but some mornings it’s just a little easier to walk to work in flats.

One of my favorite flat trends right now is taken right from the men’s department, lace-up oxfords! But these flats are anything but manly- pastel, leopard, polka dots and sparkles are just a few ways to add a feminine touch to oxfords. I think the metallic pairs are a ton of fun, I snagged these Naya Tahlia Metallic Oxfords from Hautelook a few months ago and have been getting a ton of milage out of them, check them out in my Mint Tweed post!

Below, I pulled together some of my favorite fun oxfords for fall. I am obsessed with both the leopard pair and the gold striped pair!

Fall Flats- Oxford Chic

Luichiny Leopard Oxfords ($60) / Madonna Studded Oxfords ($60)

Dr. Scholl’s Polka Dot Oxfords ($40) / Crown Vintage Cut-Out Oxfords ($40)

Forever 21 Faux Patent Oxfords ($30) / Audrey Brooke Blue Suede Oxfords ($60)

Rollie Derby Gold Stripe Oxfords ($50) / Rollie Derby Rainbow Oxford ($55)

TOMS Silver Metallic Leather Oxfords ($120) / TOMS Wool Oxfords ($50)

Top Gifts for Her (Or You!) | 2014

What women want that’s a mystery men have been trying to figure out for centuries! I don’t think this topic is something I can easily sum up in a blog post, but I’m here to help you answer “what women want for christmas“!

I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but my Christmas shopping is already off to a strong start! Some of you might roll your eyes, but I live for this time of the year! I just love shopping for the perfect gift. It can be a lot of work, but nothing beats finding the ultimate gift that puts a smile on their face.

Below, I pulled together a complete collection of amazing gifts for any girl in your life. It’s important to keep in mind that every girl is different and therefore you need to pick a gift that suits her personality. Try using the collage below as inspiration. For example, accessories are a great gifting option (no sizing!), so maybe you decide to buy mittens. If your girl is a little funky, the bear mittens below would be perfect! But, if your girl is more classic, maybe a plaid print or leather gloves would be better. I love to get inspiration for ideas from the internet and then tailoring them to fit my friends and family.

Use this list to get you started, you do still have over a month until Christmas! :) Love an item below? Share in the comments!

top gifts for her 2014

Madewell Blanket Scarf ($65) / theBalm Eyeshadow Palette ($36) / H&M Polka Dot Pajamas ($30) / Forever 21 Bear Mittens ($9) / kate spade Polka Dot Candle ($40) / kate spade Initial Pendant ($58) / J. Crew Polka Dot Journal ($18) / Tacolicious Cookbook ($16) / Tory Burch for Fitbit ($195) / kate spade Bow Earrings ($29) / Nordstrom Pom Pom Slippers ($34) / S’well Waterbottle ($35) / Frends Headphones ($150) / C. Wonder Buffalo Check Keychain ($18) / Old Navy Knit Beanie ($15) / Old Navy Plaid Flats ($24) / kate spade Bow Eyemask ($38) / Gap Jersey Backpack ($50)

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Liven Up your Wardrobe with {Faux} Leather

As the days of November steadily fly by, I continue to get creative with textures. Fall is my favorite time of the year. Yes I happen to love apple cider, plaid and the cute sweater beer koozies I pull out for football games, but I also love accessorizing with layers!

Since the weather in San Francisco is pretty mild, it’s necessary to occasionally take a step back from the typical textures of chunky sweaters and fur, and focus on the lighter layers. One of my go-to textures that adds glamour and the feel of fall is leather. It’s great for when the weather is too warm to bundle up, but you’re craving texture.

I love dressing my leather pieces down by pairing them with plaid or plain v-necks. Check out the fun leather products I pulled together below. These are great pieces to pull out for the holidays or even just a night out. Share your favorite in the comments below and click to shop!

Statement Jackets:

H&M Mixed Media Leather Jacket     Forever 21 Paneled Leather Jacket

Fun Gloves:

Target Leather Gloves Mango polka dot gloves

Delicate Tops:

Nastygal Leather Top Forever 21 Paneled Leather Top

Short skirts:

H&M Leather Wrap Skirt Zara Leather  Skirt

Moto Jackets:

Forever 21 Moto Jacket Forever 21 Mixed Media Leather Jacket